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NC Community Colleges begin bias training for law enforcement
Thursday, August 13, 2020
With the goal of providing law enforcement training to all 100 counties in the state, the North Carolina Community College system has launched the Impartial Policing initiative. The content for the training is developed through the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the N.C. Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards
UNC System workers file class action complaint
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Enough talk. On Monday, UNC System workers filed a class action complaint against the University of North Carolina System. They want the UNC Board of Governors to provide a hazard-free environment. The case, filed in Orange County, is being handled by attorney Gary Shipman of Shipman & Wright, LLC in Wilmington. “Back on March 11, the UNC Board
NC reparation efforts focus on ‘generational wealth’
Thursday, August 6, 2020
The approval of reparations for Black residents in Asheville last month is being followed by similar demands in other North Carolina cities. The historic vote accepted a reparations initiative, part of which aims to provide funding to programs that increase homeownership and business and career opportunities among Black people in Asheville. “This is
Durham man named caregiver of the year
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
A few years ago, Fletcher Hester was a Red Cross volunteer driver, transporting people to and from appointments. Then he learned about opportunities to do more as a caregiver for Right at Home, a Durham-based agency that provides care services with a mission to enhance the quality of life of seniors by helping them stay independent in their homes. Last
Black farmers markets bring greater equity to the South's food system
Monday, August 3, 2020
On a recent Sunday in July, a line of over 100 people social distancing and wearing masks in the muggy North Carolina heat stretched around the block waiting to get into the downtown Durham Black Farmers Market. Families with toddlers, grandparents, huddles of teens, and young adults showed up to buy fresh food and explore a new kind of farmers market. The
Students return to campus amid virus growth in some states
Saturday, August 1, 2020
RALEIGH — The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren’t finding the typical mobs of students and parents. What they found Friday were strict safety protocols and some heightened anxiety amid a global pandemic where virus infections are growing in dozens of states. North Carolina State University staggered the return of its
Wake County food donation groups step up to fill need
Thursday, July 30, 2020
RALEIGH — Every Friday at the corner of Tarboro and Jones streets in Raleigh, a slew of people in cars drive up to get boxes of fresh produce and assorted food items from volunteers. Organizers from the N.C. Second Chance Alliance and Justice Served N.C. have been doing weekly food donations for the Raleigh community since the COVID-19 pandemic
Amazon was on a hiring spree. But at what price?
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Editor’s Note: Amazon is currently hiring over 3,000 workers for a fulfillment center in Garner. When the California state college system shut down its campuses and moved classes online due to the coronavirus in March, rising junior Chad Ellis returned home to Charlotte, where he expected to finish his classes and hang out with friends and family.
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